Greek Week, a week that celebrates the various social fraternities and sororities on campus, ended with an awards ceremony held on Thursday night. Throughout the week a variety of competitions were held that placed sisterhood against sisterhood and brotherhood against brotherhood.
Jessica Goldberg, a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi, reflected upon the experience.
“This week brings a lot of people together. It’s not about who wins,” said Goldberg.
For many organizations Greek Week 2013 was their first time actively participating in the event. Events included Greek Sing, Greek God and Goddess, Greek Olympics, and a Can Castle Competition.
Greek Sing, the annual song and dance competition between Temple’s Greek organizations took place April 10. Organizations belted out their best tunes and put their musical skills to the ultimate test.
Phi Sigma Sigma placed first and was able to edge out second and third place winners Delta Zeta and Delta Phi Epsilon in the National Panhellenic Conference division. Alpha Tau Omega took home first in the Inter-fraternity Conference division. Delta Chi Psi’s vocals were enough to earn them first place in the National Multicultural Greek Council division. Kappa Alpha Psi took home first in the National Pan-Hellenic Council division.
The Greek God and Goddess pageants were held on April 6. Select members from each fraternity and sorority represented their chapters in the contest.
Delta Phi Epsilon was the champion of the National Panhellenic Conference division with Delta Zeta placing a close second. Kappa Sigma and Alpha Tau Omega tied for first place Inter-fraternity Conference division. Iota Nu Delta took first in the National Multicultural Greek Council division while Alpha Phi Alpha triumphed in the National Pan-Hellenic Council division.
“Best Greek Week ever,” said Joseph Sebastian the president of Iota Nu Delta.
In the Greek Olympics organization members put their best athletic foot forward and competed for the coveted gold medal last Sunday on Temple’s athletic fields. Delta Zeta was able to clutch the gold medal in the National Panhellenic Conference division. Alpha Chi Rho placed first in the Inter-fraternity Conference division while Delta Chi Psi won the National Multicultural Greek Council division.
Greek Week’s annual Can Castle Competition took place on April 8. Cans of food were collected and used to build castles by the organizations. All donations were donated to Philabundance. Delta Phi Epsilon and Phi Sigma Sigma tied for the best castle building skills in the National Panhellenic Conference division. Kappa Sigma and Sigma Alpha Mu also tied in the Inter-fraternity Conference division. Iota Nu Delta took home first place in the National Multicultural Greek Council division.
Wayne Miletto, a member of Kappa Sigma, was thrilled with a tie.
“I feel great about the whole thing. We got work done,” said Miletto.
The overall Greek Week winners were Delta Zeta for the National Panhellenic Conference division, Kappa Sigma for the Inter-fraternity Conference division, Alpha Sigma Rho for the National Multicultural Greek Council division, and Alpha Phi Alpha for the National Pan-Hellenic Council division.
The Greek organizations were also able to raise $500 through Relay for Life and two can shakes.